Patrick Riot was created in the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, and he has been on the run ever since, accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Higgs-Boson. Foo Foo is Patrick’s first book, and if justice is served, it will be his last. He is presently working on a foreign translation of Hamlet.
Favorite Color: Murdered Zebra (black, white and red)
Favorite Hat: Fez
Favorite Quote: "No comment."
Favorite Hairpiece: William Shatner's
on Jan. 05, 2016 :
Foo Foo by Patrick is an amazing retelling of Little Bunny Foo Foo, and is not what I was expecting at all. The characters are so well developed and you just can't help but adore Milton from the start, actually all of the characters to be honest.
However, as the story progresses things get twisted and you see how much the government really has an affect on people. The story is so highly accurate even as far as people go, because sometimes we can act like blind mice following a twisted leader.
I didn't expect the story to end like it did and I'm quite stunned that it ended in the manner it did. But that's always great when I don't see the ending coming and I'm left wanting to scream at the characters in the story because they're wrong.
Patrick is a brilliant writer and I've enjoyed each piece I've read and his and can't wait to read more of his work and see what the future holds for him in the publishing world.
(review of free book)
on April 04, 2012 :
Foo Foo is one of the most thought provoking short stories I've read. The parallel to modern life adds an element of suspense. I was shocked at the ending but it was the best part of the story for me. That part was unexpected and it has kept the story in my mind ever since. The characters are well developed and surprisingly realistic. Foo Foo may be a short story, but it's not a light read and I enjoyed that.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Oct. 12, 2011 :
Great short story, it reminded me of the graphic novel Maus with the way different groups of people are animals. The end was particularly good and similar to the way George Orwell's Animal Farm ended.
I've only given it 4 stars because I'm not sure if the language is suitable for some young adults. It may not be basic enough or some of the situations may not make sense unless you know more about 9/11 and its aftermath.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)